Hundreds of German flights cancelled amid strike

Hundreds of German flights cancelled amid strike

Strikes brought transport chaos to Germany on Wednesday as airport workers joined labour protests by other public sector workers, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and long delays around the country.

German postal worker stole 29,000 letters in 15 years

German postal worker stole 29,000 letters in 15 years

A woman who worked for the German post office has been suspended after police found 29,000 undelivered letters at her home, a prosecutor in the western town of Giessen said on Wednesday.

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German police to help Kosovo

Germany will send Europe's largest contribution of police officers to aid Kosovo, which recently declared independence from Serbia.

East Germany’s ice princess retires

East Germany’s ice princess retires

Katarina Witt, Germany's most successful figure skater, officially ended her ice skating career on Tuesday evening after her final performance in Hanover.

How much can Germany bear?

How much can Germany bear?

Polar bear cub Knut was a fetishized child star long before Snowflake and Wilbär caused furry hysteria across Germany. But troublesome Bruno was simply shot dead. Tom Norton considers Germans and their unbearable attitude toward bears.

Erotic wood from the German countryside

Erotic wood from the German countryside

An enterprising German family is pushing its way into the erotic industry with their handmade spruce wood dildos.

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German teen killers sentenced for grisly murder

Three teens who killed and dismembered their 19-year-old schoolmate have been sentenced in Stuttgart for their crime, according to the DDP news agency.

German gas companies under fire for price gouging

German gas companies under fire for price gouging

Germany's competition regulator the Federal Cartel Office has launched a probe of 35 natural gas suppliers suspected of charging excessively high prices, it said Wednesday.

Snow and transit strike shut down Berlin

Snow and transit strike shut down Berlin

Germany’s capital Berlin woke up to a snowy morning on Wednesday, as commuters struggled to get to work amid an extended transit strike. The rest of the country faced limited strikes at airports, clinics and daycare centres.

Deer killed red pandas at Nuremberg Zoo

Deer killed red pandas at Nuremberg Zoo

Investigators have concluded that the gruesome gutting of two pandas at the Nuremberg Zoo was likely the work of deer that shared their pen.

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Survey shows Social Democrats in free fall

The Social Democrats have plummeted in a new opinion poll, as the centre-left party struggles to position itself against Germany’s resurgent hard-line socialists in the Left Party.

Adidas races ahead as Reebok unit lags

Adidas races ahead as Reebok unit lags

Adidas, the world's second biggest sportswear company, posted increased 2007 results on Wednesday even though its Reebok unit lagged behind.